Lonely Day

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"Lonely Day"
System of a Down - Lonley Day (single).jpg
Single by System of a Down
from the album Hypnotize
ReleasedApril 17, 2006
Songwriter(s)Daron Malakian
System of a Down singles chronology
"Lonely Day"
"Protect the Land" / "Genocidal Humanoidz"
Music video
"Lonely Day" on YouTube

"Lonely Day" is a song by Armenian American metal band System of a Down. It was released in 2006 as the second single from their fifth album Hypnotize (2005), and written by guitarist Daron Malakian, who also provides lead vocals on this track. The song received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.[1] This was System of a Down's last single for 14 years, until they released two new songs ("Protect the Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz") in 2020.

The song is featured in the 2007 film Disturbia, as well as the film's trailer; however, it is not included in the film's soundtrack.

Music video[edit]

The music video opens with a shot of downtown Los Angeles, with the traffic light at the corner of S Broadway & 6th St on fire. The video continues with shots of the band members. There are other various shots of other items that are on fire. In order of appearance, they are as follows: a padlock, a building, shrubs in front of an office building, a newspaper dispenser, a shopping cart, a pay phone, a train car, a stack of wooden pallets, several trees, a billboard, a single car in traffic among other non-burning cars, an advertisement in Chinese at a bus stop, a bench at a train station, a dumpster, a building, and the roof of a gas station.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Lonely Day"Daron Malakian2:47
CD extended play
1."Lonely Day"Daron Malakian2:48
2."Shame" (System of a Down featuring Wu-Tang Clan)2:41
3."Snowblind" (Black Sabbath cover)4:40
4."Metro" (Berlin cover)John Crawford2:59
6."Lonely Day" (Video CD extra) 2:57


Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 37
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 62
Canada Rock Top 30 (Radio & Records)[4] 17
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[5] 55
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 20
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 16
France (SNEP)[8] 84
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 46
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 72
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 23
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[12] 10
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[13] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Position
Portugal (AFP)[14] 987


  1. ^ Blabbermouth.net. "SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, STONE SOUR Among GRAMMY Nominees", December 7, 2006, at Blabbermouth.net Archived September 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine; last accessed December 7, 2006.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – System of a Down – Lonely Day". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – System of a Down – Lonely Day" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "RR Canada Rock Top 30" (PDF). p. 62. Retrieved October 14, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 200631 into search. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – System of a Down – Lonely Day". Tracklisten.
  7. ^ "System of a Down: Lonely Day" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – System of a Down – Lonely Day" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – System of a Down – Lonely Day" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – System of a Down – Lonely Day". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – System of a Down – Lonely Day". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "System of a Down Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "System of a Down Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  14. ^ "Top AFP - Audiogest - Top 3000 Singles + EPs Digitais" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved September 21, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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